I know I say it every newsletter, but I can’t believe how fast time is flying by. I think it happens each writing session when I actually pause to take a breath and reflect with you that I realize – holy shit – we’ve got a LOT going on! YOU’VE got a lot going on! This world, this life, is continuing to move right along, even when I intentionally try and slow down! How does that keep happening?! And the even bigger question, how can I help you (and my team) enjoy the ride along the way?!
I have a lot of juicy gossip to share, including our new neighbors coming in by the Algonquin Spa! Wonderplay & Cafe is moving in next door, and sounds like an awesome concept for our area – healthy food and play area catering to the 6 and under crowd, and don’t worry – we’ve already had lengthy discussions about a 5-inch soundproofing and insulating wall in between our units. It goes in this weekend. The new owner is an enthusiastic entrepreneur and I wish her nothing but the best success!
We also found out that the grassy lot in front of Bowlero is going to be breaking ground in January for an amazing organic produce, grocery store and Polish deli! I’m already hungry. So that’s pretty cool! You go Algonquin. Make it rain. But not on my parade. 😉
Our Manager Lauren and I were talking today, and we realized we’ve hired 10 craftswomen over the last 2 months. 10. Creating jobs like it’s my job here people. 😉 ‘Cause it is. And I love it. SOOoooo, with all the new faces, I’m taking myself out of online booking rotation until February while I fine tune their training, our processes, and make sure I’m getting everyone on the same 5-star page! These next few months are critical to their success and I want to support them properly. Even though the treatment room is often my happy place, LOL I’ve got to serve my team with just as much diligence and care as I do my massage clients. To my faithful re-bookers with standing appointments – I got you, you’re still good to go. #BodyWorkerForLife
PLUS, there’s some other big side projects I’m working on that I can’t quite announce just yet. 🙂 So please take advantage of this great team that I’ve personally trained to be just as thoughtful, caring and excellent in service.
In the meantime, while this whirlwind of Holiday happenings happen, I’m going to do my best to stay grounded and focused, and I encourage you to, too. Even right now, take a deep conscious breath, into your belly. Slowly. Expand your lungs, roll your shoulders, move your neck… These little pauses in life COUNT. Taking a moment to just BE counts. #feelyou
Thank you for being mindful with me, and supporting our Spa & Salon’s mission in this moment while reading. Everyone on our team is working hard to help make our community, including you, dear << Test First Name >> a more healthy, loving, and beautiful place to be. XOXO Appreciate you for being an active part of it! Hope to see you soon!
In Positive Energy & Purpose, JulieB, LMT Owner/Operator Fox River Spa
Licensed Massage Therapist & Board Certified Educator Mother, Wife, Daughter, Sister, Lover, Friend, Human
PS – Speaking of being loving and thoughtful… CONGRATS to Claire, last year’s Rookie of the Year 2017 Esthetician on her engagement! They are so in love it’s adorable! They are both Halloween freaks and here’s a picture from their Haunted House Halloween proposal. Sweet stuff. #thesekids
PPS – If your hair needs help like Claire’s goblin-witch does, we’ve brought in an absolutely delicious smoothing treatment. Cezanne is like a drink of vitamins and sanity for poofy, frizzy, untamed or unmanageable curls. There’s 2 different levels of smoothings, and the results are gorgeous!
COVID19 UPDATE: Our Algonquin MedSpa will remain OPEN as a safe suburban sanctuary for self-care. The lobby is by "Invite Only", please text us at 224-241-8489 when you arrive for your appointment & we will respond when ready to welcome you in.